Archive for April, 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

what i wanted to write on Facebook

it was 3:20 when we all raced in from the park and scattered. four people, six different directions. the calculus of families. physics probably says it’s impossible but i have always said pshaw! to physics. physics wins, of course, in the end: thirty seconds after scattering the two smaller ones were back, pulling me in […]

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Friday, April 20th, 2012

on the last day you woke up five

you are sleeping and for a minute, mouth open, curled small in your bed, you look again like the curly-headed toddler whom i still expect to see, some mornings before my brain entirely catches up to the present. you are big, long now, leaner, solid. your Buddha belly is only a memory. you have a […]

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012

April flowers

it is not-quite-spring but the snow is mostly gone, reduced to salt-and-pepper-crusted mounds. we have no cherry blossoms here to herald the end of winter, only crocuses, the modest, cheery crocuses that pop up even before the mud loses its icy cover. when the crocuses come it is spring, for me, and i am a […]

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